It is a Undergraduate course in Digital Film Making, with a full scholarship at Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota (Florida) in the United States.
Aparna, who is a student of United World College- Pune, has got a yearly scholarship of $56,000, and is the only one from India to get a full scholarship to pursue the course.
Aparna, is the daughter of a former photo journalist Kolluru Venkat, from Vijayawada. She completed her International Baccalaureate at Pune and chose Film Studies, as one of the electives.
Speaking to the media, Ms. Aparna said that, she was interested in Cinematography and directing films. And now, this had come as a God graced opportunity for her as without this Rs.1.2 crore (in Indian currency) scholarship, she could not have dreamt of entering such a college.
What got her a seat in such college is her Portfolio' comprising of photographs, short films and a 7-minute film 'Mad World'. She had won a Rs.18 lakh scholarship even at the UWC Pune, to pursue the Baccalaureate.
She was also offered with a seat in the School of Art Institute- Chicago, which is considered as the second best in the world for film-making, but had got only a part of the scholarship. So, she chose to join at Ringling from August 12.
Ms. Puja Aparna told "My exposure to some of the best movies in the world, as part of course and learning Spanish as one of the languages. This has helped me look at movies and the world from a different angle. I prefer documentaries and wish to excel them in the future."
Isn't it really a great opportunity? However, it was her dedication and hard-work towards the course, and she could make up to it.
www.careerindia.com wishes Ms. Puja Aparna "THE VERY BEST" for the future.